Since its creation in 1994, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Enforcement Bureau’s investigations into carriers’ conduct have yielded hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties for violations of the Communications Act and the FCC’s rules.
Cases have ranged from minor types of infractions, like failing to file an FCC form or other required report, to more substantial violations, like failing to deliver 911 calls or failing to follow Universal Service Fund (USF) Lifeline rules. Some recent and noteworthy examples include:
- On June 2, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) entered a settlement with Liberty Mobile for $48,000, resolving an investigation as to whether Liberty Mobile violated the FCC’s network outage reporting requirements.
- In April 2022, the FCC proposed a $75,000 fine against a company for failing to provide required documentation to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).
- In February 2022, the FCC proposed a $45 million fine against two companies for unlawful robocalls.
- In 2021, the FCC proposed $44 million in fines against nine entities for failing to meet their obligations as educational broadband service licensees.
- In 2020, the FCC proposed a $163,000 fine against a company for both missing and inaccurate Form 477s and incomplete responses to Commission orders.
In light of these developments, JSI will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 2:00 pm (ET) to provide you with the critical information you and your company need to successfully avoid or, if need be, respond to an FCC investigation.
Notably, during our upcoming webinar, JSI Policy Director and former FCC enforcement attorney Guy Benson will discuss:
- How to avoid becoming the subject of an FCC Enforcement Bureau investigation;
- What to do after receiving a Letter of Inquiry from the Enforcement Bureau;
- How to navigate the enforcement process, including potential enforcement outcomes;
- How to know when settling your case may be the best option; and
- How the FCC calculates penalties for violations of its rules.
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